Updated: Vol Dismissed From The Football Team

FELLOWS DISMISSED FROM VOLS FOOTBALL PROGRAM:

Tennessee head coach Phillip Fulmer announced Friday that Senior Defensive Back Roshaun Fellows has been dismissed from the team for a violation of team rules.

And Your WVLT, Volunteer TV Sports Overtime Team has since learned through sources close to the program, Fellows who was listed as a back up on the depth chart just this past spring, was released from the team because of an illegal drug-related rules violation.

Coach Fulmer offered no more comment linked to the situation.
Fellows was sidelined all of last season after having shoulder surgery.
Back in 2005, the Warren Arkansas native was in the middle of the pack statistics-wise on the defensive side of the ball, having played in 11 games, scoring 21 total tackles and three pass deflections. He was thought to be competing for a starting job this fall.

WILHOIT NAMED TO NATIONAL FOOTBALL FOUNDATION'S INAUGURAL HONOR SOCIETY:

Meantime, former Tennessee placekicker James Wilhoit was named this week to the National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame's inaugural National Honor Society, comprised of college football players from all divisions who maintain a 3.2 GPA or better.

A total of 345 players from 195 NCAA and NAIA schools earned recognition as part of the inaugural class.

Wilhoit, who finished his UT career second on the Vols' all-time scoring list with 325 points, previously was named to the 2006 ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America second team for football. The Hendersonville native also was a Draddy Award semifinalist and three-time Academic All-Southeastern Conference, in addition to earning consensus All-SEC honors in 2006 for his placekicking skills.

"The inaugural class of the Honor Society contains an outstanding group of young men who simply set the standard for excellence on and off the field, and we are proud to showcase their accomplishments as a powerful example of football's unique ability to produce the next generation of great leaders," said NFF President & CEO Steve Hatchell. "We anticipate that the program will grow dramatically in the coming years, and we project recognizing hundreds of more student-athletes each year as people learn about the qualifications for membership and submit additional nominations."

Qualifications for membership in the inaugural NFF National Honor Society include:

* Being a starter or a significant substitute in one's last year of eligibility at an accredited NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision, Football Championship Subdivision, Division II, Division III, or an NAIA college or university;

* Achieving a 3.2 cumulative grade point average throughout entire course of undergraduate study; and

* Meeting all NCAA-mandated progress towards degree requirements.

Story Courtesy: UT Sports Information


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